33 People On Reddit Shared The Baffling Stories Of How They Got Scammed


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There are moments in life we wish never happened in the first place, but we cannot undo them. We try to forget these unfortunate episodes and we do our best to learn from them and never let them happen again, but this is easier said than done. This is why some people share their bitter experiences with others online. They would be satisfied by the fact others have learned from their mistakes and avoid trouble. Still, scammers never rest and come up with different ways to do their thing. The list below shares the stories told by dozens of redditors. They shared the stories of how they got scammed. You can read the whole thread on Reddit.

1. The cousin

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It seems that some people have the nerve to steal from their family members. This is simply not right, and if it happens to you, then you might reconsider your relationship.

2. The screen 

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Some individuals have no trouble telling a lie, even if it is transparent. This situation makes no difference, and the person who agreed to have the unit cleaned knew what happened.

3. The tickets 

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Sometimes people push their luck too far and fall for the kind of trap they deserve. This is one very nice example of that, and you can see how a simple setup was enough to catch the culprit.

4. The scam

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Here is how people sometimes fall for a scam, but happen to notice that things are not real the second they are about to lose their money or other assets. Most people fall for it and end up being scammed.

5. The ad

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Wow, this is some very creative way to scam someone, and we must admit we are impressed. Imagine how smart you must be in order to come up with a scenario like this one.

6. The charges 

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Here is how some people go the extra mile to steal money from people who haven’t got the slightest clue about what was going on. Some people are never able to get their money back.

7. The link 

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There is one thing you must understand the minute your kids grow up. Never let them use your credit card, otherwise, you might end up losing money in a very unpleasant way.

8. The bank 

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Some people learn that ending a relationship is something much harder than they might expect. We believe that those who have been in a similar situation would relate to this post.

9. The student 

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Now, this is something that most people would never be able to understand, and there is a reason for that. They are simply not the kind of person to do something similar, and we are also not such people.

10. The ad

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Trying to come up with a large-scale scam like this requires a lot of planning and effort. These people even invested in a special hall to make everything look good and legitimate.

11. The granny 

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The things people do to get their hands on some cash are sometimes too obvious, but this grandma still fell for it. Luckily for her, she got away without losing money.

12. The daycare 

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This is so much more than a story about a clever scam. We are happy that this person was able to receive a full refund, but we could hardly believe someone would sell such dangerous products.

13. The seller 

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Some people allow themselves to be scammed once, but they never let that mistake happen twice. It seems that one time was enough for this person, too, and they never made another transaction.

14. The family 

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This is something that happened to a lot of people, and there is no telling just how many others would be scammed by false contractors who only seek to receive a hefty downpayment to steal and run away.

15. The game

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Well, this is one of those moments that we wish we never expected, but things like this happen every day. The famous brand is never a guarantee for a straightforward transaction.

16. The obvious scam

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It seems that some scams are too universal to work with every person that scammers decide to target, and this is what happened here. We guess that many other people fell right into the trap.

17. The star

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Well, this is one of the most complicated things we have seen when we talk about scams. The concerns of this person’s mom had even deepened the situation, and we hope it all went okay.

18. The arrest 

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Now, this is one of the best ways to handle a situation, such as the one described above. This person knew exactly what to do, and we guess they acted in a manner not all people would choose.

19. The money 

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There are moments when you can simply sit down and admit you have been defeated. Being scammed is not the best feeling in the world, but it is something to accept and let go as a thing of the past.

20. The things 

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We really despise people who try to take advantage of senior citizens in every possible way. Not all seniors are tech-savvy, and helping them for free is the only thing you could do, period.

21. The trip 

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There are many rules to follow when you are somewhere where you don’t feel safe. The primary rule is to always keep your eyes peeled and never accept anything from a stranger that is too kind.

22. The fella 

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Now, this is something that seems to be kind of sad. We know many people rely on tips in their line of work, but things like the one described here should not be allowed and people need to stop doing it.

23. The password 

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This is the reality, unfortunately, and it could happen to anyone. As you can see, storing your card data is prone to leaks and hacking, meaning that you could lose money without even knowing it.

24. The thread 

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Some scammers are very keen on tech gadgets, and they have what it takes to create the kind of fraud that would be hard to detect or trace. As you can see, one person was the subject to a sophisticated scam we haven’t heard of before.

25. The jobs 

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So, this is something entirely new to us. It appears that it is designed so cleverly that most people would easily fall for it. We guess the hustle and bustle related to getting out of this is annoying, not to mention the financial loss.

26. The services

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Some people need to learn about life the hard way in order to never make a mistake again. In this case, a lesson was learnt, and the person was able to get their money back as well.

27. The message

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Some scammers have the nerve to literally lie to someone’s face. In this case, a message like this would rarely pass and result in a successful scam, but the person who came up with this is surely still trying.

28. The house 

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Imagine being in these people’s place. This must have been truly devastating, and we cannot believe scammers who do such things to people often get away with everything they do. We hope they got this one behind bars.

29. The speakers 

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Well, this is not actually a scam, but it is still related to a lie. The good part is that this person was able to use what he paid for, and even managed to make a profit from the item.

30. The job 

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Here is one classic scenario for a scam that works almost every time. These people make some money while they get soda and popcorn for free. It is a very unpleasant thing to experience if you are behind the counter.

31. The coworker 

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Wow, this is something that we have never heard about before, and we need to watch out for scams like this. It is unfortunate that most people never realized they were used in such ways.

32. The shoes 

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We guess that it would be a real shock to find out that someone close to you, such as a family member, would scam you in a way similar to the one described above.

33. The car scam

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Here is how one person almost avoided a classic type of car scam. It seems you should be very careful when you browse Craigslist and when people on the platform message you.

34. The HDMI Cable

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We have all fallen about similar scams. Me, personally have fallen that in order not to break my phone’s battery I need expensive charger which still makes me salty as well.


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